Asante Kotoko’s Michael Dwamena picks Essien and Yusif Chibsah as his role models

Asante Kotoko's Michael Dwamena picks Essien and Yusif Chibsah as his role models

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Young Asante Kotoko newly acquired defensive midfielder Micheal Dwamena Kyei, has disclosed that two former Ghana internationals Micheal Essien and Yussif Chibsah are his role models.

According to the 23-year-old Ghanaian who joined the Porcupine Warriors last month on a three-year deal from WAFA, seems to have modern his style of play to Essien and Chibsah who made good name and impact at their various clubs during their playing days.

Essien was a key figure to the course of Olympique Lyonnais in the early 2000’s where he won the best player of the French Ligue, before a big money move to Chelsea FC, where he was loved by the fans due to his professionalism and understanding of his role and commitment level.

Yussif Chibsah during his days at Asante Kotoko SC was regarded the best number 6 of the world in the 2000’s as he made his name a household one.

Dwamena is noted for combing an excellent reading of the game, breaking up opponents’ attacks, and also an impressive distribution of passes.

He tells Asante Kotoko YouTube about his style of play and role model.

“I play more like Rodri, basically I dictate the pace of the game, how the game should go. I do more of distribution so am basically that type of player, like Jorginho type.

“And i think Yussif Chibsah type of role and he is the best I can see in the country.

“My skill as a 6, I will say intelligent. I’m very intelligent because of my work. I have to pick balls at advantage point, how to play the one touch passes and make it simple and that is basically my strength.

He also revealed why he prefers jersey number 5.

“My favourite number is jersey number 5 and I took it from Micheal Essien and Thomas Partey. Essien is my inspiration. Inspiration in the sense that, he is a fighter”

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